Cr Connolly - Grants to help celebrate 50th Anniversary
  • Thursday 22 September 2016

Grants to help celebrate 50th Anniversary

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to local not-for-profit community groups for projects, activities or events to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast. For more information contact a Grants Officer on 5420 8616, email or visit

Playground upgrade at Cooper’s Lookout

Just in time for the school holidays, the new playground spinner at Cooper’s Lookout is sure to make the kids dizzy with excitement.  This great little spot next to the Kawana Surf Life Saving Club also sports BBQ and picnic facilities, toilets, playgrounds and an exercise circuit. The coastal views from the viewing deck are pretty special too.

Foreshore fencing at Mooloolaba

Residents and visitors may notice a section of new fencing along the Parkyn Parade foreshore. The fencing will restrict access and help protect the foreshore vegetation, ensuring the natural beauty of this area is preserved for all to enjoy.

New park shade sails

Cuba Park is being prepped for summer with the installation of new shade sails over the playground.  The new sails are much higher and have deflection cones fitted to help deter vandals.  A selection of fast-growing ‘swamp mahogany’ trees have also been planted around the park to provide additional natural shade in the future.

I look forward to keeping you updated through these columns as well as on Facebook (Cr John Connolly - Division 4) and Twitter @voteconnolly or subscribe to my eNewsletter at  As your representative on council, please let me know of any projects or topics that you would like to hear more about.

First appeared in Maroochy & Kawana Weekly 22 September 2016